[Fundraising Headlines] Is Your Breakthrough Right Around the Corner?

My first winter in Kentucky, we had a pretty major ice storm. It was beautiful, but treacherous. The limbs on the trees were pressed down with the weight of the ice – to the extent that it looked like the world was covered with weeping willows. One afternoon I took the dog for a walk in the park, but soon realized that being under all of those trees was not a great idea. While there was no wind, no rain and no discernible reason for it, randomly you would hear a crack and one of the limbs would come crashing down. While the limbs were able to bend, over time the weight just became too much.

In The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell, the author talks about that point where all of the hard work and pushing up the hill pays off by suddenly finding it’s own momentum and finally seeing significant results and a significant payoff. Continue Reading


Here is your weekly roundup of recent articles and blogs related to fundraising and nonprofit organizations. As always, please feel free to forward this to others who might benefit from the information. Thanks for reading!


  • Seven Golden Prospecting Strategies that Lead to Major Donors http://ow.ly/9iopy Fired-Up Fundraising
  • In Nonprofit Fundraising, Marketing is Key to Success http://ow.ly/1GQxrQ@sandyrees
  • No Excuse to Answer No to This: Do We Really Know Our Corporate Donors? http://ow.ly/9eiUY Fundraising for Nonprofits
  • A Receipt Is Not a Thank You: Online Donors vs Online Buyers http://ow.ly/9dwVj@joannefritz



  • Fundraising is About Relationships: Is Your Nonprofit Board Socializing Enough? http://ow.ly/9ejez@marc pitman
  • People Don’t Trust Your CEO Anymore http://ow.ly/9ioxn Future Fundraising Now
  • Enhancing the Innovation and Creative Mindset in Meetings http://ow.ly/9ioDW Affiniscape Blog
  • Cutting Edge =Investment in Fundraising http://ow.ly/9ioIb Dan Pallotta for Harvard Business Review


Involving People

  • Attracting Volunteers With Facebook http://ow.ly/9eiFE The NonProfit Times
  • How Does This Change Your Nonprofit Communications? Online Friends Are the New News Authorities http://ow.ly/1GSwfC socialbrite
  • Six Ways to Better Influence Your Elected Officials http://ow.ly/9ionk Katya’s Nonprofit Marketing Blog
  • Time Helps Too: Nonprofits Want Talent, Not Cash http://ow.ly/9iodT The Nonprofit Times



  • Protect One of Your Greatest Fundraising Assets (your database) http://ow.ly/9ioCe 101fundraising
  • Great Nonprofit Design from Save the Children http://ow.ly/1GSwOb@joannefritz
  • To Pin or Not to Pin. Is Pinterest Right for Your Non-Profit? | http://ow.ly/1GSwTm Donor Dreams Blog
  • I Don’t Love This Because it’s a QR Code… http://ow.ly/9dwsq Paul de Gregorio
  • The Giving Characteristics of High Net Worth Women (different than men) http://ow.ly/9iovo JGA Counsel


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